The Edmond Sun

January 14, 2013

FBI: Hospital releases special agent injured in accident

Mark Schlachtenhaufen
The Edmond Sun

EDMOND — An FBI special agent injured in last week’s shooting accident at the Edmond Police Department’s training facility has been released from the hospital, a spokesman said.

Rick Rains, a spokesman for the FBI’s Oklahoma City office, said the agency will not be releasing the name of the special agent who was injured.

Cause of the accidental shooting has not yet been determined, Rains said. The injury was to the agent’s leg, he said in a previous report.

At about 3 p.m. Thursday FBI agents were involved in a live fire tactical training exercise when the accident occurred, Rains said in a previous report. The Edmond Police Department’s training facility is in northeast Edmond.

Rains said the agent was treated at the scene by FBI medical personnel who were part of the training. He was transported by medical helicopter to OU Medical Center where he was listed in stable condition, Rains said.

The FBI is conducting a shooting investigation as it always does in this type of situation, Rains said.

Edmond Police Officer James Hamm said normal activity at the site includes annual qualifications for every weapon Edmond Police Department personnel use, the in-house police academy and other general law enforcement training.



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